Government and politics

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., right, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., take a quiet moment as they talked about Israel's refusal to allow them to visit the country during a news conference Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 19, 2019 - 6:37 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, left, that he signed that limits the use of lethal force by law enforcement Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Weber's bill, AB392, would bar police from using lethal force unless it is necessary to prevent imminent threat of death or serious injury to themselves and others. Stevante Clark, right, holds up a photo of his brother, Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police in 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 19, 2019 - 6:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is changing the standards for when police can use lethal force under a law signed Monday that seeks to reduce officer-involved shootings. "We are doing something today that stretches the boundary of possibility and sends a message to people all across this...
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The Open Arms vessel with 107 migrants on board is anchored off the Sicilian vacation and fishing island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Open Arms on Monday suggested chartering a plane to fly to Spain the migrants blocked off the coast of Italy aboard its boat since early August, to end a stalemate with the Italian Interior minister Matteo Salvini, who won't let private rescue boats into his nation's ports. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
August 19, 2019 - 6:06 pm
ROME (AP) — The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms resorted to serving pizzas to 107 increasingly angry and sometimes aggressive migrants who are stranded aboard, as Italy's interior minister stuck to his refusal to let the vessel dock at a nearby Italian island in a weekslong standoff. The migrants...
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The Open Arms vessel with 107 migrants on board is anchored off the Sicilian vacation and fishing island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Open Arms on Monday suggested chartering a plane to fly to Spain the migrants blocked off the coast of Italy aboard its boat since early August, to end a stalemate with the Italian Interior minister Matteo Salvini, who won't let private rescue boats into his nation's ports. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
August 19, 2019 - 6:04 pm
ROME (AP) — The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms resorted to serving pizzas to 107 increasingly angry and sometimes aggressive migrants who are stranded aboard, as Italy's interior minister stuck to his refusal to let the vessel dock at a nearby Italian island in a weekslong standoff. The migrants...
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People gather in Lafayette Square in front of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in solidarity with the "Stand With Hong Kong, Power to the People Rally" in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 19, 2019 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it...
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FILE- In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 19, 2019 - 5:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood's acting president and CEO, said the...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, right, speaks, as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. listens, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. In the eyes of critics, Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen at the request of President Donald Trump is the latest reckless gamble by a prime minister willing to sacrifice Israel’s national interests for short-term gain. And yet the pursuit of such allegedly short-term gains has kept Netanyahu in power for more than a decade. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 19, 2019 - 5:10 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, left, that he signed that limits the use of lethal force by law enforcement Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Weber's bill, AB392, would bar police from using lethal force unless it is necessary to prevent imminent threat of death or serious injury to themselves and others. Stevante Clark, right, holds up a photo of his brother, Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police in 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 19, 2019 - 5:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is changing the standards for when police can use lethal force under a law signed Monday that seeks to reduce officer-involved shootings. "We are doing something today that stretches the boundary of possibility and sends a message to people all across this...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, author and producer Mark Halperin appears at the Showtime Critics Association summer media tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. A reported book deal for Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. Politico announced Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, that Halperin's "How To Beat Trump" was expected in November. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been officially announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance since facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Regan Arts announced Monday that "How To Beat Trump" will come out...
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar reacts after being introduced in the Minneapolis City Council Chambers before Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's budget address Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)
August 19, 2019 - 4:47 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib being blocked from visiting Israel (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is calling on other members of Congress to visit Israel while she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib cannot. Israel last week blocked the two...
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